---- — Ernest Oliver Burton, age 81, of Nason, passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
Ernest was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Talladega, Ala., a son of Oscar and Bonnie Bell (Jarrett) Burton. He married Rita Georgette (Johnson) and she preceded him in death.
Mr. Burton served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a general contractor until retirement.
Ernest is survived by five children, Thomas Burton and wife Debbie of Nason, Rita Ruggles-Burton of Woodstock, Shawn Burton and wife Prudence of Nason, Patrick Burton of Elgin and David Burton of Elgin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita; and one daughter, Bonnie Marie Biddulph.
As per his wish no public services will be held.
Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville is in charge of arrangements where you may call 279-7272 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com. for further information.